Film Club: THE COLOR PURPLE

| 1985 | 154 minutes | |
Directed by Steven Spielberg

Wednesday August 10, 2016


$9 General Admission, $7 Member, children ages 14 or younger, & Bunch of Grapes discount card holders, who must purchase tickets at the door to receive the discount
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Directed by Steven Spielberg

Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of Celie (Whoopi Goldberg), a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal husband, sharecropper Albert (Danny Glover). Celie pours out her innermost thoughts in letter form to her sister Nettie (Akousa Busia), but Albert has been hiding the letters Nettie writes back, allowing Celie to assume that Nettie is dead. Finally, Celie finds a champion in the don’t-take-no-guff Sofia (Oprah Winfrey), the wife of Glover’s son from a previous marriage. Alas, Sofia is “humbled” when she is beaten into submission by angry whites. Later, Celie is able to forge a strong friendship with Albert’s mistress Shug (Margaret Avery). Emboldened by this, Celie begins rifling through her husband’s belongings and finds Nettie’s letters. Able at last to stand up to her husband, Celie leaves him to search for a new life on her own. A major box-office hit, The Color Purple was nominated for eleven Oscars. The film was co-produced by Quincy Jones, who also wrote the score.Film and Television...No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No Book Cover Usage. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Moviestore Collection / Rex Features (1659468a) The Color Purple, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery Film and Television

 

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"It is a great, warm, hard, unforgiving, triumphant movie, and there is not a scene that does not shine with the love of the people who made it." - Roger Ebert Chicago Sun Times

FILM CLUB
Have you ever wished you had the opportunity to talk about a film with other audience members while it's still fresh in your mind?

We surely have! So, to allow those conversations to happen, we introduce FILM CLUB. Much like what a book club is for readers, FILM CLUB is for film-goers -- an hour or so after various films throughout the summer that will allow you to analyze, discuss and contemplate the film you just watched.

FILM CLUB will meet after various first-run features at the Film Center throughout the summer, but also after classic film fare at the Capawock.
We are excited to announce a partnership with the Bunch of Grapes Bookstore on a series of great films based on great books. Each post-screening discussion will include discussion about the differences (and similarities) between the book and the movie version of the story, as well as analysis of the movie as a stand-alone piece of work.

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